Kansas City has a general population of 146,866 and an overall student population of 7,938. Approximately 7,137 of Kansas City's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Kansas City's largest nursing school is Kansas City Kansas Community College. Approximately 281 students graduated in 2010 from Kansas City Kansas Community College with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 449 students graduated with a nursing certificate from one of Kansas City's nursing schools. If you decide to attend a nursing school in Kansas City, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,770.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $920 for nursing related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Kansas City, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 27,000 nurses in Kansas. Of these nurses, 21,760 were working in the greater Kansas City area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Kansas City will increase by 21% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Kansas City is $59,670 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.